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    Opinions Please

    Good afternoon everyone. Fairly new to web design here. Honest opinions on my site would greatly appreciated. It was built using Notepad ++. Thanks in advance
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    Well, at least you didn't use something that wasn't appropriate for the job.

    Here's my take:

    1) Put your address/phone on the contact page. It's where people would expect to look for them. You might also want to put your phone number in the top right just so customers can contact you.

    If you can spring $50 a month, you might also want to look at Grasshopper. Grasshopper will give you an 800 line for your business at a relatively low cost.

    2) You're linking to casinos and web directories, the latter presumably for "SEO reasons"...which are never good reasons to do anything at all. If an SEO tells you that you should do it, you generally should do the exact opposite.

    3) I suspect you'll have some difficulty with conversions because some of your products go to a Cafepress store and some are payable through PayPal. You'll want to pick one and stick with it. In this case, I'd suggest PayPal payment because you're not at risk of losing a customer to another vendor. That's going to be your biggest problem...consistency.

    People will comment on colors and things like that, and there probably is a scheme that will make a positive difference. However, it's something that, along with layout, will be more trial and error experimentation than anything. I'd personally look at Color Trends + Palettes :: COLOURlovers to see if you can find a palette for your site that will do a better job for you (there are some really good ones on there)...or just find a color you like and construct a palette based off of it. Playing with the colors on that site, I've increased a conversion ratio on a site by over 40%. (Granted, my conversion ratio goals are drastically different than yours, but it can work for you too).

    This is also where consistency comes into play...on one page, the menus are white on blue. On another page, they're black on grey. On one page, the background is grey. On another, the background is white. That's the sort of thing that confuses people.

    Hopefully that gives you some stuff to think about. There's a whole lot more, but others can contribute too and I don't want to stuff your head with too much at once.
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    Thanks Game. Appreciate the advice. Certainly helps me on a few areas I could decide on

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    For TheGame1264, if you happen by here again, just wanted to say thanks once again. Over the last few days, I've been making some changes to my sight based on your suggestions. Low and behold, woke up this morning and actually had a sale. Thanks again

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    Yayyyy!

    No worries.
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